A concept plan is a flexible plan – drawn up by urban design specialists and the local community – which can under go many changes before becoming a master plan. See our Concept Plan for the Hove Station Quarter, incl. Newtown, Sackville and Conway area. If you are interested in regeneration, and have ideas or expertise … Read more
A design code provides detailed design guidance for a site or area; they prescribe design requirements (or ‘rules’) that new development within the specified site or area should follow. They can include requirements for built form (e.g. setting out a range of building types and how buildings should interact with the street), landscape, open space, … Read more
Guidance We have a great collection of links to expert resources and support networks Funding The Government has allocated over £23m between 2018 – 2022 to support the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders across the UK. We have received technical support from urban design specialists, AECOM to develop a Concept Plan for … Read more
Yes, decision-making on planning applications rests with the Local Planning Authority (LPA). The community leads on preparing the plan and setting out the policies for development in their area but it is the LPA that will grant planning permission in accordance with those policies and be responsible for enforcing them.
Examinations will be by written representations, examiners will have the ability (indeed will have a duty) to hear oral representations, where necessary, to ensure adequate examination of issues or to ensure a person has a fair chance to put a case.
Yes, neighbourhood plans must have appropriate regard to national policy, including the National Planning Policy Framework and any evidence requirements set out in this. The Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum is abiding by the legal requirements and we are collecting appropriate, proportionate and up-to-date evidence to support our policies. We’re also reaching out to the community to … Read more
Hove Station Neighbourhoods Forum is doing research to find out land ownership in DA6. Why are we doing this? Because the companies that own the land will have a massive influence on how our area changes. The Forum needs to move to a position of having a working relationship with landowners and developers such as KAP … Read more